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Here are some fake news that grabbed our attention


Here are some fake news that grabbed our attentionCirculation of fake news on social media platforms has become a new normal for most of us but what remains a task is to identify what is real and what is fake news. Here are a few most widely circulated news stories recently that turned out to be fake and misleading.

Here are some fake news that grabbed our attention. We debunked it with a fact-checked

Protest Against Modi during US visit!

Fake news

In light of PM Modi’s recent US visit, several WhatsApp forwards and posts have been curated that have gone viral. Two photos of Anti-Modi demonstrators holding placards comparing Prime Minister Modi with Adolf Hitler went viral on social Media.

Some posts claimed that Anti-Modi protests were held in the United States during Modi’s recent visit.

Fact

The viral pictures showing Anti-Modi posters are from 2019 and not related to PM Modi’s recent United States visit.

NYT: Modi, Last, Best Hope Of Earth!

Fake news

The New York Times front page image was shared widely which features Indian PM Narendra Modi and captioned it “Last, Best Hope Of Earth”. It was said to be dated on 26 September 2021.

Fact

The image is fake and The New York Times did not post this article. Moreover, the spelling of September is wrong and the small caption that reads, “His highness, Modi ji is signing on a blank A4 paper to bless our country. Har har Modi.” also makes it obvious that it is edited.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy joins the Opposition!

Fake news

A photo from a media briefing held by Opposition leaders was shared on social media. It claimed that Bhartiya Janta Party leader Subramanian Swamy attended the meeting and has joined the opposition.

Fact

Congress leader Manish Chatarth clarified India Today that the man in the brown Jacket is him and not Dr Swamy.

Dalveer Bhandari elected as ICJ Chief thanked Modi!

Fake news

BJP Bihar General Secretary (Organisation) Nagendra Nath Tripathi claimed in a tweet that former Supreme Court judge Dalveer Bhandari is elected as the Chief Justice of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). He lauded PM Modi for the achievement, claiming that his hard work has nurtured good relations with countries across the world.

Fact

According to the ICJ website, there is no Chief Justice post. The court has 15 member judges along with a president and vice president who each serve for three-year terms. In February 2018, Bhandari was re-elected as a member judge for a nine-year team.

Shahrukh credits Muslims for his success!

Shahrukh credits Muslims

Fake News

An article purportedly published by Jansatta claims that Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan credited Muslims for his success in the industry. The article is being shared on social media with a communal narrative.

Fact

While going through the viral screen grab on social media, we came across a clarification issued by the official Twitter handle of Jansatta. The handle posted the viral screengrab on Twitter and wrote in Hindi, reads, “Some people are sharing this on social media in the name of Jansatta, but let us tell you that it is entirely fake. No such news has come to the public.”

Tell us in the comments, which news surprised you the most.

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